Pettitte is making return look easy 2


A lot was made of Andy Pettitte‘s return to the majors after a year in retirement. Most wondered if he was good enough to make a comeback, whether he would be too rusty, or whether he was even physically capable of a return.

Well, he’s back and he’s making it look easy.

After a quick tuneup start that had poor results, but really was only two bad pitches, Pettitte has settled down. He pitched a brilliant game last week against the Reds and he continued that last night against the Royals. His line: 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 2 HR.

“All along I felt like if I stayed healthy, I could get back to where I was when I left,” Pettitte told Brian Heyman of the Journal News. “I’m just thankful right now I feel like I’m getting real close to that.”

When Pettitte left he had a 3.28 ERA, a 7.0 K/9, and a 2.9 BB/9. So far he’s at 2.53, a 8.0 K/9, and a 2.1 BB/9. He’s actually been better and although it’s not realistic to expect numbers that good, the Yankees clearly got a very good veteran starter when Pettitte came out of retirement.


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